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Where is German taught in WA? PDF Print E-mail

The German language has existed in Western Australia since roughly the 1850s. It has been taught as a foreign language in a number of schools over the years: public, private, primary, secondary, tertiary and by private organsations offering evening classes to both adults and children. The below list will attempt to outline the schools and institutions which currently offer German language classes in Western Australia. The list is in alphabetical order by name of school or institution. 

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(Last revision: 4 March 2013)

German classes in WA 

Baldivis Primary School (public)
Baldivis, Western Australia
Contact:  Helen Kuehs, German Teacher

Baldivis Secondary College (public)
Baldivis, Western Australia
Contact:  Keith Svendsen, Principal

Bull Creek Primary School (public)
Bull Creek, Western Australia
Contact:  Tanja Colgan, German Teacher

Carine Primary School (public)
Carine, Western Australia
Contact: Gordana Spirovska 

Carine Senior High School (public)
Carine, Western Australia
Contact:  Sue Khor, German Teacher

Christ Church Grammar School (private, boys)
Claremont, Western Australia
Contact: Elisabeth Gerber, Head of Languages
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German has been taught at Christ Church Grammar School since the 1960s. The school is divided into the LW Parry Preparatory School (PP-Year 6) and the Senior School (Years 7-12)

At Christ Church, German is one of four languages offered and lessons are distributed as follows:

Years 4-6 (Two periods per fortnight)
Years 7-8 (Seven periods per fortnight)
Years 9-10 (Six periods per fortnight)
Years 11-12 (Eight periods per fortnight)

German Language Classes WA (private, German classes for adults)
Carine, Western Australia
Contact:  Sabine Hecht, Director

Goethe Society (private, German classes for children and adults)
Claremont, Western Australia
Contact:  Renate Chandler, Coordinator

Kelmscott Primary School (public)
Kelmscott, Western Australia
Contact:  Sabine Wiertz, German Teacher

Kelmscott Senior High School (public)
Kelmscott, Western Australia
Contact:  Judy Jackson, German Teacher

Marmion Primary School (public)
Marmion, Western Australia
Contact:  Stacey Valli, German Teacher

Methodist Ladies' College (private, girls)
Claremont, Western Australia
Contact:  Patrick Guggisberg, German Teacher

The Montessori School (private)
Kingsley, Western Australia
Contact:  Katharina Stillitano, German Teacher

Mount Lawley Senior High School (public)
Mt Lawley, Western Australia
Contact:  Peter Stotzer, German Teacher

Ocean Reef Primary School (public)
Ocean Reef, Western Australia
Contact:  Carmen Renz, German Teacher

Parkwood Primary School (public)
Parkwood, Western Australia
Contact:  Lois Tidman, German Teacher

Perth Waldorf School (private)
Bibra Lake, Western Australia
Contact: Bruce Uchiyama-Lee, School Administrator
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German has been taught at PWS for more than 15 years. German lessons are offered in Years 1-10 and have the following weekly distribution:
Years 1-6 (2 periods per week)
Year 7 (1 period of German, 1 period of Japanese per week)
Years 8-10 (either German OR Japanese, 2 periods per week) 

From time to time, German is incorporated in other lessons. 

Rossmoyne Senior High School (public)
Rossmoyne, Western Australia
Contact:  Amra Munir, German Teacher

Saint Mary's Anglican Girls' School (private, girls)
Karrinyup, Western Australia
Contact:  Angela Jauch, German Teacher

Technical and Further Education (TAFE, public)
Perth, Western Australia
Contact:  Annett Klinzmann, German Teacher

Toodyay District High School (public)
Toodyay, Western Australia
Contact:  Maria Weibel-Wilding, German Teacher

University of Western Australia (public)
Crawley, Western Australia
Contact:  Prof. Alexandra Ludewig, Convener (German)

West Coast Steiner School (private)
Nollamara, Western Australia
Contact:  Carolin Loos, German Teacher

Willetton Primary School (public)
Willetton, Western Australia
Contact: Christina Pavlovic, German Teacher